The first step to enroling your child at Macedon Primary is to complete the 2024 Student Enrolment Form . A paper version of the form is available at the school office, or you may complete the online version and email us.
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.
Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.
For more information, you can:
- visit School zonesfor answers to frequently asked questions
- call the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) on 1800 896 950
- email the VSBA at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to advise that we can now do personalised, onsite school tours. To book a tour, please contact the school on 54261518.
During Term 4, a number of structured transition visits take place in the form of orientation sessions within a classroom setting. Whilst the children are engaged in the classroom and becoming familiar with our school, we provide further parent information in the form of a presentation to assist with the transition process. Throughout the transition period, parents who have particular questions, or who need further information, are welcome to call the school and talk to the Principal. Additional and informal visits can be facilitated when required, to ensure there is a smooth transition for every child.
Orientation sessions are planned and conducted within the Foundation classrooms. The activities involve the children utilising a range of skills to create a memento of their time at school. During the final orientation session your child will meet their Grade 6 buddy and create a memento together, thus ensuring on their very first day of school they will have a familiar, caring face and a special person to look out for. This provides a welcoming experience and a connection from the very beginning of school.
Once the children commence school, the Foundation students have a rest day each Wednesday during the month of February. During these Wednesdays the Foundation teachers conduct the DET School Entry Assessments with each child, via a pre-organised schedule.
2024 Foundation Enrolments
The Department of Education (DE) has released a new statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.
The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Macedon Primary School.
The new timeline will apply for children starting Foundation (Prep) in 2024. All government primary schools will follow the new timeline in 2023 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2024 school year.
You can find information and resources about the new timeline, including factsheets, at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers for the 2024 school year’ from the Starting School webpage (available from 24 April 2023).
You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at Macedon Primary School from 24 April 2023.
What you need to do:
- Contact our school on (03) 5426 1518 to book a school tour or to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process
- Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 24 April 2023)
- Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 28 July 2023
- You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 11 August 2023. If you receive an offer of placement, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 25 August 2023
- Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2023
- Your child will start Foundation (Prep) from Tuesday 30 January 2024.
Enrolment applications submitted after 28 July 2023 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.
When submitting the Student Enrolment Form, also attach:
- Your child’s Birth Certificate
- Your child’s Immunisation Certificate/Record
- Proof of residence – utility bill, drivers licence, rental agreement, etc. (for new families to the school)
- To commence primary school, children must be five years old by April 30 in the year they start school.
- At Macedon Primary School, we accept enrolment for the following year from March onward. We do not manage a wait list – we do not accept enrolments beyond the next school year.
- If you have enrolment questions, please contact the school office.
Upon receipt of your enrolment, an appointment may be scheduled for you and your child/ren to meet with the Principal to further discuss your application.
Enrolment Process for Student in Years 1 – 6
For children moving schools, the school has a flexible transition approach where we work with the parents to tailor a program that suits the child/ren and the family, especially those moving into the area from afar. When practical, children can spend a morning or two in their future classrooms to start building relationships with the teacher and their new peers, and to get a general feel for how the school works.
All new students are matched with some grade buddies to look after them in their initial weeks, with close monitoring from the grade teacher to ensure genuine friendships are being established within their year level. A face to face or phone meeting between the teacher and parents/carers is scheduled within the first 2 weeks of starting to share information that builds that vital school-home partnership.
Communication with the previous school administration occurs to organise the required transfer documentation and contact is made with previous teachers if the need arises after consultation with parents.
Transition is an important process as it will give your child the chance to participate in small group activities and have time with the other students and teachers in the classroom.
The Macedon Primary Foundation teachers will be in contact with your child’s kindergarten or child care centre and will discuss your child’s progress and read their transition statement.
If you have submitted an enrolment and have not heard from the school, please call the office on 5426 1518 ASAP.
1st transition, 21st November appointment times will be allocated for small groups of future Foundation students to visit the Macedon Primary Foundation classrooms. (You will be emailed your child’s appointment time and where to meet prior to this date)
2nd transition, 28th November the same appointment time will be allocated for small groups of future Foundation student to visit Macedon Primary.
Parent information session on 28th November 10:30am – 11:15am
3rd transition, 5th December the same appointment time will be allocated for small groups of future Foundation student to visit Macedon Primary.
4th transition, 12th December – will include a parent information session while the children are in their grades.
We look forward to connecting with you, as we prepare for the start of your child’s learning journey with us.